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Sviatoslav Richter: The Complete Album Collection

Richter,Sviatoslav Release Date: 04/14/2015
Label: Sony Catalog #: 301470 Spars Code: n/a
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven ,  Franz Schubert ,  Robert Schumann ,  Frédéric Chopin  ...  Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter ,  Robert La Marchina Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf ,  Charles Munch Number of Discs: 18
Recorded in: Stereo Length: 15 Hours 29 Mins.

Sony Classical celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter and his 100th anniversary on 20th March 2015 with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he performed in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted in memorable Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program devoted to Prokofiev, with whom Richter worked closely.

Two RCA discs from 1988 concerts return to the catalog, revealing the veteran
Read more pianist’s undiminished power and concentration in Brahms’ early C Major Piano Sonata, selections by Liszt, Etudes from Chopin’s Op. 10, plus a new recording of the Beethoven First Concerto. Three Schubert works from a 1977 Aldeburgh Festival anthology make their CD debut. Read less